Congressional Leaders Voice Mixed Reviews of Trump's National Security Shakeup

President Donald Trump’s abrupt shakeup of his national security team Tuesday drew a decidedly mixed reaction from top congressional leaders, as some assailed chaotic foreign policy decision-making at the White House.

Several lawmakers praised former secretary of state Rex Tillerson, fired by Trump in a Twitter comment. Some key Republicans voiced support for his replacement, current CIA director Mike Pompeo, and CIA deputy director Gina Haspel as the new chief of the intelligence agency. They predicted the Senate would confirm Trump’s two nominees.

But opposition Democrats expressed reservations or outright opposition to...

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By: VOA - Tuesday, 13 March

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